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Largest Gambling Industry: 2,391stNudest: 2,428thHighest Crime Rates: 2,967th
The Incorporated States of
Corporate Police State
Protect Thyself, Thou Neighbour, And Thou Wealth
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Somme Secular Alliance

Population756 million

CapitalNgocokTopia

Currencybaht
Animaldove

The Incorporated States of Somme Secular Alliance is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, public floggings, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 756 million Somme Secular Allianceans are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Administration, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Welfare and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of NgocokTopia. The average income tax rate is 5.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Somme Secular Alliancean economy, worth 90.9 trillion baht a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 120,278 baht, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

Teens are voting on which C-List pop star will be next to be evicted from the opera house, Leader has been known to threaten dissenting citizens with a machine gun at press conferences, prisoners regularly escape detention posing as scarecrows, and 13-year-old internet trolls are treated as a threat on par with terrorists. Crime is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Somme Secular Alliance's national animal is the dove, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Somme Secular Alliance is ranked 101,896th in the world and 168th in New Western Empire for Most Developed, scoring 56.65 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 2,391stTop
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Nudest: 2,428thHighest Crime Rates: 2,967thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,627thFattest Citizens: 3,850thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,719thMost Avoided: 4,768thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,785thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,895thMost Ignorant Citizens: 8,131stLargest Insurance Industry: 8,333rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,166thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,364thMost Armed: 10,733rdLargest Retail Industry: 11,467thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,608thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 13,884thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 14,741stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,277thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,767thMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,179thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 23,276thHighest Average Incomes: 23,374thMost Scientifically Advanced: 23,396th
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Nudest: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 7th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9th in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Avoided: 17th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18th in the regionFattest Citizens: 20th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Somme Secular Alliance, 13-year-old internet trolls are treated as a threat on par with terrorists.
  • : Following new legislation in Somme Secular Alliance, prisoners regularly escape detention posing as scarecrows.
  • : Following new legislation in Somme Secular Alliance, Leader has been known to threaten dissenting citizens with a machine gun at press conferences.
  • : Following new legislation in Somme Secular Alliance, teens are voting on which C-List pop star will be next to be evicted from the opera house.
  • : Following new legislation in Somme Secular Alliance, it's usual for grandparents to stay in the family home with their descendants but younger children are often frightened of them.
  • : Following new legislation in Somme Secular Alliance, the army's use of chemical weapons leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
  • : Somme Secular Alliance was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry and the Top 10% for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Somme Secular Alliance, in a desperate bid for cheap airfare Somme Secular Allianceans can be seen jogging in a rubber suit just before flying.
  • : Following new legislation in Somme Secular Alliance, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid.
  • : Somme Secular Alliance was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry and the Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.

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